Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Summary of the Three Classes of Housing Code Violations | Class A, Class B, Class C

SUMMARY OF THE THREE CLASSES OF
HOUSING CODE VIOLATIONS


CLASS "A" NON-HAZARDOUSExamples:
  • No peephole in the entrance door of the dwelling unit;
  • Keeping of pigeons, chickens, etc. unlawfully;
  • Improper seat for a water closet;
  • No street number on the front of the dwelling
CORRECTION & CERTIFICATION DATES
  • Must be corrected 90 days from the mailing of the NOV.
  • Certification of Correction is required 14 days after this Correction Date.
PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY $10 to $50 per violation per day, from the required correction date until the violation is actually corrected.
CLASS "B" HAZARDOUS
Examples:
  • Inadequate lighting facilities for public halls or stairs;
  • Owner has not provided an approved smoke detector in dwelling unit;
  • Unlawful bars or gates on windows opening to fire escapes
CORRECTION & CERTIFICATION DATES
  • Must be corrected 30 days from the mailing of the NOV.
  • Certification of correction is required five days after this Correction Date.
PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY $25 to $100, plus $10 per day, from required correction date until the violation is actually corrected.
CLASS "C" IMMEDIATELY HAZARDOUS
Examples:
  • Inadequate supply of heat and hot water
  • Rodents
  • Peeling lead paint in dwellings where a child under 7 resides
  • Broken or defective plumbing fixtures*
  • Defective plaster*
  • Defective faucets
CORRECTION & CERTIFICATION DATES
  • Must be corrected twenty four hours from the mailing of the NOV.
  • Certification of correction is required five days after this Correction Date.
PENALTIES FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY
  • $50 per violation per day for buildings with 5 or fewer units; $50 to $150 per violation, plus $125 per violation per day for buildings with more than five units;
  • Heat and Hot Water Violations: $250 per violation per day;
  • Illegal Device on Central Heating System: $25 per day or $1,000, whichever is more.

Sources: NYC Administrative Code §27-2001 through §27-2152, "Housing Maintenance Code; and a preprinted Notice of Violation used by HPD.
* These violations can be classified A, B, or C, depending upon the hazard of the conditions.

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